Sterling C. Johnson
Position title: Professor, Department of Medicine
Phone: (608) 262-9549
Ph.D. in Clinical Neuropsychology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Postdoctoral in Neuropsychology and Neuroimaging, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA
I am a clinical neuropsychologist and neuroscientist focused on understanding AD–related changes in the brain and the impact of those changes on cognition. I am particularly interested in disambiguating pre-symptomatic dementia–processes from normal aging, and other age–related brain diseases using PET and MRI and fluid biomarkers in conjunction with cognition and have developed a multi–faceted program of research in this regard. My work from the past 15 years conducting longitudinal imaging biomarkers in people at risk for AD has recently revealed that an onset age for AD can be estimated at the person level and that it varies widely from A+ person to person. We have also realized that a person will live longer with the disease in its pre–symptomatic form than the symptomatic form, which is an opportunity for secondary prevention.
Brain Changes, Cognitive Disorders, Age-Related Brain Diseases